Gottfried Lindauer

Hon Hori Kerei Taiaroa, MLC

Hon Hori Kerei Taiaroa, MLC by Gottfried Lindauer

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Hori Kerei Taiaroa belonged to the prominent Ngai Tahu family of Taiaroa.He was christened Hori Kerei after former Governer Sir George Grey. Taiaroa grew up in Otakou on the Otago peninsula and was taught to read and write by Wesleyan missionaries. He was known as a pragmatic politician,for he advanced Ngāi Tahu land claims against the government but didn’t live to see a settlement outcome. He died in 1905.

Hon Hori Kerei Taiaroa, MLC
Gottfried Lindauer
Production date
oil on canvas
668 x 590 x 50 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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